SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Beverage Technology & Markets

Trends > Emerging Markets

Coca-Cola HBC tracks shifts in consumer preferences

Health and wellness continues to be a priority for consumers, while evolving market dynamics are changing the way people shop, says Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.   

Mitsubishi Electric opens Factory Automation centres in Italy and South Africa

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa,...

Beverage categories are getting blurrier, Mintel report suggests

A recent Mintel report shows cross-category beverages have become increasingly popular as manufacturers look to cater for consumers’ health and wellness demands, as well as their cravings for new flavor...

Hatch adds new single origin products to Canada’s embryonic cold brew coffee market

Canadian organic single origin cold brew coffee company, Hatch, is launching new products with two direct trades: one with a farm in Colombia from the Huila region, called Chalo’s Farm,...

Canadian beverage company launches calorie-free organic energy water

Natural energy beverage company, Guru, has launched a sugar-free, zero-calorie organic energy water in Canada.

Taking on the big brands: Canadian organic sports drink prepares for US launch

Vancouver-based NorthStar Organic is preparing to enter the US sports drink market this year, according to the company’s president, Shahab Samimi.

Nigerian F&B processing firm applies for $25m loan to modernize plant

Promasidor Nigeria Ltd (Promasidor), which manufactures powdered milk, food seasoning and packaged tea leaves, has applied for a $25m loan to modernize its plant in Lagos, Nigeria, to start operations...

Reading the changes in Asia’s new coffee culture

Coffee culture in Asia has been brewing a storm and growing in popularity in recent years, with most major cities now being awash with coffee shops not just in city...

India

Soft drinks makers rail against Budget duty increase

India's INR140bn (US$2.8bn) soft drink industry has called on the government to reverse an increase in excise duty on beverages. 

India

Report: Coffee-in-a-can manufacturers should broaden ingredient base

India’s burgeoning ready-to-drink coffee market will be worth over US$480m by 2020 after seeing annual growth of 3.2% since 2015, according to a report by Mordor Intelligence. 

India

Manpasand ties up with Baskin-Robbins in latest urban expansion deal

Baskin-Robbins India will now offer beverages in addition to ice creams after entering into an exclusive tie-up with fruit juice manufacturer Manpasand Beverages.

Growing probiotic market prompts GoodBelly's new products launch

GoodBelly has launched four new product lines, including GoodBelly Protein Shake, GoodBelly Juice Drink, GoodBelly Sparkling Drinks and GoodBelly Ade, as consumers are gravitating more towards the functional beverage category,...

Feature

Lemonaid and ChariTea Fairtrade beverages launch in the UAE

Lemonaid and ChariTea is launching its non-alcoholic beverages in the UAE and expects the drinks industry to move towards products with a reduced sugar content in the next couple of...

Non-alcoholic Mocktail plans for expansion after initial success

Mocktail Beverages will soon see its brand expand, having inked a deal with United Natural Foods, Inc., according to the company’s founder.

Kombucha market to grow 25% each year to 2020

The kombucha market is poised for huge growth by 2020, growing 25% each year, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets.

Baobab Foods predicts baobab will explode in the US beverage industry

SPINS data shows baobab sales have increased 208% in all natural sales channels from June 2014 to July 2015, and 267% in supplements. US supplier Baobab Foods is working with...

Coca-Cola suspends manufacturing in three Indian plants

Coca-Cola India's bottling arm Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages has confirmed it has suspended manufacturing at its Kaladera plant in Rajasthan, while media reports suggest other plants in Andhra Pradesh and Meghalaya...

Soda companies rapped for allegedly targeting low and middle income countries

The soda industry has vigorously defended itself against claims it is “borrowing a page from the tobacco industry playbook” by trying to spread its products in low- and middle-income countries.

News in brief

Avure to expand its HPP capabilities in Mexico

Avure plans to expand its HPP (high pressure processing) capabilities across Mexico by hiring Edmundo Romo as business development manager for the region.

News in brief

Indian brewers: Lowering beer tax would do ‘immense good to society’

Over 90% of all alcohol consumed in India is in the spirits category, according to a survey by the All India Brewers Association which also found beer languishing at 7%...

Distilled spirit supplier sales up 4.1% in 2015

It was a good year for distilled spirits, as supplier sales were up 4.1% and volume was up 2.3%, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

Coca-Cola moves for Nigeria’s Chi

The Coca-Cola Company is buying a 40% stake in Nigeria’s leading dairy and juice company, Chi.

Premium brands could boost profits in China’s high-volume beer market

China’s high-volume, low-profit beer market is set to be transformed, with increased “premiumisation” providing opportunities for imported and licensed foreign beer brands, says Rabobank.

Small spaces, big companies: Can big corporations keep craft’s cool factor after the acquisition?

Big beverage companies are buying up craft breweries in big numbers, but does going from craft to corporation lose the cachet for these brewers?

Key Industry Events